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  • Ukrainian Crisis Not Wasted by Washington Lobbyists

    A lot of Washington interest groups owe Russian President Vladimir Putin a big thank you.

  • Chevron Cuts CEO Watson’s Pay 25 Percent as Output Falters

    Chevron Corp. slashed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John Watson’s compensation by 25 percent after oil and natural gas output by the second-largest U.S. energy producer tumbled to a five-year low.

  • Chevron Output Fall as It Seeks to Reverse Declines

    Chevron Corp., seeking to reverse the longest string of production declined in a decade, said oil and natural gas output fell in the first two months of the year.

  • Britain Confronts Gas Mother Lode With Fracking by Lord Browne

    An icy rain is pelting about 30 protesters who’ve converged at the gate of a natural gas drilling site near Manchester, England. On the other side of a fence topped with razor wire, a 10-story-high rig is boring into shale to determine if it’s suitable for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The demonstrators unfurl a banner: “Fracking will poison our children.”

  • A Little Less Rich: Qatar Gas Dominance Challenged

    Blazing gas flares 70 meters high brighten the night sky above Qatar’s Ras Laffan Industrial City. The 295-square-kilometer complex houses the world’s largest assemblage of liquefied natural gas plants and the biggest port for LNG exports on the globe. Ras Laffan chills to a fluid more gas in a year than Canada consumes and then ships it to run electric plants and warm homes from Tokyo to Buenos Aires. The gas facilities within its grounds produce almost a third of the world’s LNG exports, Bloomberg Markets will report in its May issue.

  • Chevron Allowed to Pursue Patton Boggs Fraud Claims

    Chevron Corp. may sue law firm Patton Boggs LLP over its involvement in obtaining a $9.5 billion judgment in Ecuador ruled to be a product of fraud, a federal judge said.

  • Chevron Faces Lawyer's Appeal of Ecuador Fraud Finding

    A New York lawyer who won a $9.5 billion pollution judgment against Chevron Corp. in Ecuador said he will fight a U.S. judge’s finding that he resorted to bribery and fraud to secure the award.

  • Sutherland Joins With Energy Boutique: Business of Law

    Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is combining with Arbis LLP, a boutique law firm with offices in London and Geneva that features a strong energy practice, to give the U.S. firm its first international offices.

  • AT&T Sells California Offices for More Than $250 Million

    AT&T Inc., the largest U.S. telephone company, sold an office complex in the San Francisco Bay area to Sunset Development Co. and MetLife Inc. for more than $250 million, a Sunset executive said.

  • Chevron Wins U.S. Ruling Calling Ecuador Judgment Fraud

    Chevron Corp. won a U.S. judge’s ruling that a multibillion-dollar pollution judgment issued in Ecuador was procured by fraud, making it less likely that plaintiffs will collect the $9.5 billion award.

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